with the birth of my first baby in 1982, I became active in La Leche
League of Manhattan. I have been helping babies and mothers with breastfeeding
difficulties since becoming a La Leche Leader in 1984. Certified as
an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1988, I have continued my involvement with
La Leche League, helping with special projects as a leader on Reserve.
approach to breastfeeding is shaped by La Leche League ideals, combined
with the expertise required for certification as a Lactation Consultant.
I have a private practice where I provide home visits for breastfeeding
problems, and phone support. I also work part time at Beth Israel Hospital as a Lactation Consultant, at the Breastfeeding Center of Manhattan, which offers many helpful breastfeeding programs and assists mothers directly on the maternity floor.
have been active in the community of breastfeeding activists for many
years. I have represented La Leche League International, which has consultative
status as a non-governmental organization, at the United Nations. I
participated for many years in the Steering Committee to Promote Breastfeeding,
meeting in New York City, where I met, and learned from, many of the
people who do their best to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
in our large and diverse city. I am a board member of the New York Lactation
Consultant Association, and have assisted in many educational opportunities
for local Lactation Consultants. Currently, I am the Mentoring Coordinator for NYLCA. I represent NYLCA at the Breastfeeding
Promotion Leadership Committee, a citywide group that brings together
the major organizations working with breastfeeding families.